Last Updated: 24 Apr, 2023 | Views: 681
Other Profession(s): Actor, Poet, Playwright
Famous For: Master Playwright and Poet
William Shakespeare was a poet, dramatist, and actor from England. He is widely recognized as one of the greatest playwrights and writers in English literature history. He is frequently referred to as the "Bard of Avon" and England's native poet (or simply "the Bard"). A total of 39 plays, 154 sonnets, three lengthy narrative poems, and a few additional verses, some of whose authorship is disputed, make up his existing works, including collaborations. His plays are produced more frequently than those of any other playwright since they have been translated into every significant living language. He is still regarded as the most significant writer in the English language, and researchers continue to analyze and reinterpret his writings.
In 1592: He is only mentioned briefly in the context of London theatre when his plays are mentioned.
In 1594: Shakespeare's plays were sometimes released in quarto editions.
In 1596: Before Shakespeare bought New Place, he lived in St. Helen's, Bishopsgate, north of the Thames, the parish where he was raised.
In 1598: His name became a selling point, appearing on the title pages.
In 1613: His retirement came before the Globe Theatre burnt down during a performance of Henry VIII.
Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets, 2 narrative poems, 38 plays, and a wide range of other compositions. Shakespeare's plays have no original manuscripts that are currently known to exist. We only have around half of Shakespeare's plays because of a group of performers from his company.
Shakespeare's tomb in Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, has a verse scratched onto it. It states that anyone whose bones move will be cursed. Therefore, his grave has not been visited since 1747.
Shakespeare wrote a play that has been entirely lost to time. Evidence suggests that he authored the play Cardenio, which was played in England, but no copy of the piece is known to exist.